Sep 30, 2012 10:00am EDT
on the kids are being exposed to music and the arts and religion and so on and so forth? s all part of really early schooling? >> i believe so. we start school in the year when the child is 7 years old. well, the curriculum covers the subjects of course. that is how it goes. >> however teachers respected there in finland that's correct teachers are very highly respected. the teaching profession is one of the five most popular profession in the inland. >> one of the five most popular? >> yes. like doctors, lawyers. >> are they will pay? >> reasonably. -- are they well paid? >> recently. every teacher in finland studies at the university. >> they have a master's? do they have to have a master's degree to be in the classroom? >> yes. permanently. >> said the standard is set very high? >> it is, because we think we need professionals with skills. then we can trust them. >> you can trust them? >> yes. that is important. >> what can america learn from you? >> well, america has chosen may be another way to improve education. it consists of using tests and ranking of teachers and salaries and so on.